heat magazine picks on a disabled kid

30 Nov

Heat magazine is the bible of the celebrity-obsessed masses. It’s the magazine of choice for those who think Amy Winehouse’s drug hell constitutes “current affairs”. And it is the rag most likely to be read by a person who hasn’t had a decent night-out unless they’ve had a fight in kebab shop, been scuttled in a shop doorway, and puked on a friend. In short: It’s for fucking morons.

Last night my Brother-in-law asked me if I’d “heard about Heat Magazine?”

“No.” I replied. “What about it?”

“They’ve given away a sticker with Jordan’s nipper, Harvey – the disabled one, with the words: “Harvey wants to eat me!””

“Don’t be fucking daft.” Was my reasoned reaction.

“Seriously, dude. They’re in the shit.”

“Whatever!”

This morning I Googled “heat magazine jordan harvey”. He was right. That’s exactly what Heat magazine did.

Only a Grade-1 prick would come up with an idea like that. I wonder who, among the myriad of cretinous wankers at the Heat offices, thought of that one? Let me quote Brand Republic’s coverage…

Harvey was born with a rare disorder called septo-optic dysplasia, which causes blindness and growth hormone deficiency among a range of other medical problems such as visual impairment and weight gain.

So here is a poor disabled kid – half blind and hugely overweight. And Heat Magazine, that bastion of today’s hip young things, is encouraging its readers to take the piss. That is just fucking sick. I don’t give a shit whether Katie Price (AKA Jordan) courts magazine attention (Heat included). There is absolutely no argument, whether based on free-speech or anti-political correctness or whatever, that excuses this behaviour.

According to the Brand Republic article, there were 30 complaints to The Press Complaints Commission. 30? Just 30? Clearly the Heat readership are bigger nob-sacks than I thought. Anyway, Heat magazine has now apologised for including the sticker. And honestly, I don’t want to make trouble, but there is a line in the apology that really bothers me (emphasis is mine): –

We now accept that that the decision to include this sticker was a mistake and we recognise that it has caused offence, not only to Katie and Peter Andre, but to a number of readers.

Seriously? You mean there was a time when you didn’t think this was a bad idea or that it would cause offence to Katie Price? Are you people for real? You’re on the right planet, right? Earth?

This is the sort of thing, if there were justice in the world, that should put a publication out of business. Heat Magazine serves no purpose beyond dumbing down the population and feeding a sick celebrity circus. Heat doesn’t have anything of worth to say. It’s just a cheap vehicle for vacuous garbage. Oh, and it thinks picking on on disabled kids is funny. Fucking die you bunch of cocks.

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26 Responses to “heat magazine picks on a disabled kid”

  1. elvie@hotmail.com November 30, 2007 at 1:50 pm #

    Your anger is totally justified tyger. I read about this yesterday and I was furious too. Absolutely shameful.

  2. elvie@hotmail.com November 30, 2007 at 1:50 pm #

    Your anger is totally justified tyger. I read about this yesterday and I was furious too. Absolutely shameful.

  3. aaronsheath@gmail.com November 30, 2007 at 2:17 pm #

    I can’t believe I had missed it. The Times has a story today.

  4. aaronsheath@gmail.com November 30, 2007 at 2:17 pm #

    I can’t believe I had missed it. The Times has a story today.

  5. mikepower@gmail.com November 30, 2007 at 2:26 pm #

    I often stand in line at the W H Smith checkout right in front of the ‘women’s interests’ section and feel like weeping. Celebrity mags, soap mags, confessional mags, astrology mags and then, for those with more time on their hands, puzzle mags. Diet advice nestles alongside the ‘greatest chocolate cake recipe in the world’. One week it’s a celebrity showing off her ‘georgeous body’ the next it’s the same celebrity on a beach with a double chin and a beer gut. I give up. Grrrr!

  6. mikepower@gmail.com November 30, 2007 at 2:26 pm #

    I often stand in line at the W H Smith checkout right in front of the ‘women’s interests’ section and feel like weeping. Celebrity mags, soap mags, confessional mags, astrology mags and then, for those with more time on their hands, puzzle mags. Diet advice nestles alongside the ‘greatest chocolate cake recipe in the world’. One week it’s a celebrity showing off her ‘georgeous body’ the next it’s the same celebrity on a beach with a double chin and a beer gut. I give up. Grrrr!

  7. mikepower@gmail.com November 30, 2007 at 2:29 pm #

    Whoops, I meant gorgeous. Not sure how Mr Galloway sneaked in there 🙂

  8. mikepower@gmail.com November 30, 2007 at 2:29 pm #

    Whoops, I meant gorgeous. Not sure how Mr Galloway sneaked in there 🙂

  9. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk November 30, 2007 at 2:55 pm #

    Who owns (&/or controls) Heat Magazine ?

  10. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk November 30, 2007 at 2:55 pm #

    Who owns (&/or controls) Heat Magazine ?

  11. aaronsheath@gmail.com November 30, 2007 at 3:53 pm #

    Who owns (&/or controls) Heat Magazine ?EMAP.I don’t think there is a wider political agenda behind this story. Just the idiocy of group think.

  12. aaronsheath@gmail.com November 30, 2007 at 3:53 pm #

    Who owns (&/or controls) Heat Magazine ?EMAP.I don’t think there is a wider political agenda behind this story. Just the idiocy of group think.

  13. jameshigham@mail.com November 30, 2007 at 4:02 pm #

    Right on, Aaron. What constitutes current affairs today I see each day with the girls. One wonders about the “dumbing down” process.

  14. jameshigham@mail.com November 30, 2007 at 4:02 pm #

    Right on, Aaron. What constitutes current affairs today I see each day with the girls. One wonders about the “dumbing down” process.

  15. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk November 30, 2007 at 6:32 pm #

    Not that different than ‘Murdoch’s Muck” which he churns out on Fox, Sky, Sun, etc

  16. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk November 30, 2007 at 6:32 pm #

    Not that different than ‘Murdoch’s Muck” which he churns out on Fox, Sky, Sun, etc

  17. null@childfacsimile.biz November 30, 2007 at 10:52 pm #

    To put this ever so slightly in context, last week’s OK! I think had a interview with Jordan with the front page saying (I may paraphrase slightly) “HARVEY HITS PRINCESS’S HEAD LIKE A NODDING DOG!” as if it was hilarious. There’s another this week with a sob story about how Harvey is “getting worse”. Jordan has been known to make similar bone-headed remarks as well, after the birth of her second child calling her/him/it “the normal one”.Fact is, Jordan and others like them sell themselves to certain magazines, which they use quite openly to promote each other. It’s a completely incestuous relationship, and I’m not surprised that rival magazines might do such dastardly things. The whole sector is disgusting, and I truly don’t know how those who work in it live with themselves.

  18. null@childfacsimile.biz November 30, 2007 at 10:52 pm #

    To put this ever so slightly in context, last week’s OK! I think had a interview with Jordan with the front page saying (I may paraphrase slightly) “HARVEY HITS PRINCESS’S HEAD LIKE A NODDING DOG!” as if it was hilarious. There’s another this week with a sob story about how Harvey is “getting worse”. Jordan has been known to make similar bone-headed remarks as well, after the birth of her second child calling her/him/it “the normal one”.Fact is, Jordan and others like them sell themselves to certain magazines, which they use quite openly to promote each other. It’s a completely incestuous relationship, and I’m not surprised that rival magazines might do such dastardly things. The whole sector is disgusting, and I truly don’t know how those who work in it live with themselves.

  19. null@childfacsimile.biz November 30, 2007 at 10:55 pm #

    Oh, and I also think compared to the treatment that Colin Stagg suffered over a number of years at the hands of the tabloids that this is the equivalent of nothing at all.

  20. null@childfacsimile.biz November 30, 2007 at 10:55 pm #

    Oh, and I also think compared to the treatment that Colin Stagg suffered over a number of years at the hands of the tabloids that this is the equivalent of nothing at all.

  21. anticant@hotmail.co.uk December 1, 2007 at 5:55 am #

    This has nothing to do with “free speech or anti-political correctness”. It’s just sheer bad taste and sickening insensitivity. Typical ‘entertainment press’ vulgarity, in other words. are you really surprised, after ten years of Blair’s “educashun, educashun, educashun”?

  22. anticant@hotmail.co.uk December 1, 2007 at 5:55 am #

    This has nothing to do with “free speech or anti-political correctness”. It’s just sheer bad taste and sickening insensitivity. Typical ‘entertainment press’ vulgarity, in other words. are you really surprised, after ten years of Blair’s “educashun, educashun, educashun”?

  23. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk December 2, 2007 at 5:19 pm #

    We, the crappy people, buy the crap – and we, the crappy people, talk about the crap – so we only have our crappy selves to blame.3 million+ crappy people in England read Murdoch’s crap (The Sun), and somehow think that crap is ‘news’.But we, the crappy people, always have to blame some other crappy person – like Blair.

  24. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk December 2, 2007 at 5:19 pm #

    We, the crappy people, buy the crap – and we, the crappy people, talk about the crap – so we only have our crappy selves to blame.3 million+ crappy people in England read Murdoch’s crap (The Sun), and somehow think that crap is ‘news’.But we, the crappy people, always have to blame some other crappy person – like Blair.

  25. becky.pinnington@btinternet.com January 14, 2008 at 11:29 am #

    Richard W; I don’t blame Blair. I blame the thick losers who buy the crap anyway. How can they think that the latest on Amy Winehouse is news?Crappy people indeed.

  26. becky.pinnington@btinternet.com January 14, 2008 at 11:29 am #

    Richard W; I don’t blame Blair. I blame the thick losers who buy the crap anyway. How can they think that the latest on Amy Winehouse is news?Crappy people indeed.

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